Tridense provides clients with advice as well as assistance. We separate sense from nonsense, doing only what is necessary and useful. In the normal state of affairs, we serve primarily as advisers. We constantly keep track of the situation by monitoring it in various ways. If necessary, we take appropriate action to deal with an issue.
Our various roles are determined by the agreements made with the client. They’re established and described in the Family Security and Privacy Programme (FSPP) we’ve compiled for our clients. With this, the client defines the area we are authorised to operate in and report on. This ensures that the ‘what’, the ‘who’, and the ‘why’ are always clear to all involved.
Our philosophy of security
The FSPP is the ‘letter of credentials’ we present to our clients. It’s an encapsulation of our experience and expertise, based on the philosophy of protection we’ve developed over the years.
Our philosophy is based on the following principles: in order to adequately protect our clients in their private lives, we must take control of three symbolic ‘gates’. These gates represent the physical, digital, and social ways to access our clients’ private environment. By ensuring coherence between the three types of ‘gatekeeping’, we achieve optimal access control.
The physical gate represents traditional access points to the private environment (estates, residences, places of work). The digital gate provides access to our clients’ private and professional IT environment. The social gate (‘payroll-access’) symbolises the process of recruitment and selection employees must undergo before being allowed to work in our clients’ inner circle. Securing this gate includes supervising, assessing, and vetting employees throughout their period of employment, up to and including termination of employment.
Our focus on securing these three gates is connected to the three phases of security risk management: prevention, detection, and reaction.
Prevention involves actively and purposefully undertaking measures and activities to prevent undesirable events and situations.
Detection involves detecting signs of incidents that will or may occur as early as possible.
Reaction involves taking immediate, appropriate, and well-prepared action if incidents do occur.
Realistic and shared understanding
The three gates on the horizontal axis and the three phases on the vertical axis together form our ‘matrix of protection’. In consultation with the client, we ‘plot’ all measures and arrangements that are desired or deemed necessary. The resulting set of measures can be adapted to risk developments, preventing both overestimation and underestimation. This process provides insight into the necessity and usefulness of the measures. It also helps us answer the eternal question ‘how safe is safe enough?’ In this way, the client can always form his own good judgment about how ‘efforts and costs relate to the risks to be controlled’.
A personal and confidential meeting can be arranged, in which we elaborate on the FSPP and what it can mean for our clients’ well-being.
Areas of work and expertise
A high level of security (Family Security) is achieved by combining measures and facilities in a variety of areas. The right things must receive the right attention from the right people at the right time. The risk issue is often recalcitrant and its management often requires a broader view and coherent measures. The art of our profession lies precisely in establishing that coherence. The result is a well thought-out and realistic plan with which the problems are discovered and dealt with, preferably at the earliest stage.
We tell you more about how we do this in personal conversations. We don’t do that on this website for ‘obvious reasons’. Not to make it more exciting or larger than it is, but the truly interested reader will understand that.
Below we therefore suffice with mentioning a number of our areas of expertise on the basis of which we arrive at this coherent approach.